Recent Submissions

  • Demonstrating the Worth of Recycled Aggregates - A Case Study from Qatar 

    Murray Reid, J.; Hassan, Khaled E.; Sirin, Okan; Taha, Ramzi A. ( American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Recycled aggregates are widely used in unbound applications in many countries. However, in some areas the materials available may not meet all the requirements of the local specifications. This is the case in Qatar, where ...
  • Dynamic Testing of a Laboratory Stadium Structure 

    Abdeljaber Osama; Younis Adel; Avci Onur; Catbas Necati; Gul Mustafa; ... more authors ( American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Studies with large physical models are a vital link between the theoretical work and field applications provided that these models are designed to represent real structures where various types and levels of uncertainties ...
  • Recent issues on stadium monitoring and serviceability: A review 

    Celik, Ozan; Do, Ngoan Tien; Abdeljaber, Osama; Gul, Mustafa; Avci, Onur; ... more authors ( Springer New York LLC , 2016 , Book chapter)
    Unlike most of civil engineering structures whose static and dynamic responses are estimated accurately through several codes and guidance, stadiums reserve a distinctive place especially when it comes to their dynamic ...
  • Quantification of structural damage with self-organizing maps 

    Abdeljaber, Osama; Avci, Onur; Do, Ngoan Tien; Gul, Mustafa; Celik, Ozan; ... more authors ( Springer New York LLC , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    One of the main tasks in structural health monitoring process is to create reliable algorithms that are capable of translating the measured response into meaningful information reflecting the actual condition of the monitored ...
  • Causes of construction change orders in Qatar: Contractors' perspective 

    Jarkas, Abdulaziz M.; Mubarak, Saleh A. ( Inderscience Publishers , 2016 , Article)
    The construction industry involves complex processes which are prone to various changes and variations. However, it may be argued that the application of change orders within construction projects in the State of Qatar has ...
  • Microencapsulation of calcium nitrate for concrete applications 

    Hassan, Marwa M.; Milla, Jose; Rupnow, Tyson; Al-Ansari, Mohamed; Daly, William H. ( National Research Council , 2016 , Article)
    The use of encapsulating healing agents that allow the self-healing of concrete has emerged as a potential solution to the current decay and costly maintenance of concrete infrastructure; however, many healing agents are ...
  • Effect of self-healing calcium nitrate microcapsules on concrete properties 

    Milla, Jose; Hassan, Marwa M.; Rupnow, Tyson; Al-Ansari, Mohamed; Arce, Gabriel ( National Research Council , 2016 , Article)
    Self-healing concrete with microencapsulated calcium nitrate was investigated. The compressive strength of concrete admixed with microcapsules (as a percentage of the weight of the cement) was tested and compared with that ...
  • Performance of corrosion-aged Reinforced Concrete (RC) beams rehabilitated with Fabric-Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) 

    Elghazy, Mohammed; Refai, Ahmed El; Ebead, Usama A.; Nanni, Antonio ( International Committee of the SCMT conferences , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    This paper reports on the feasibility of using fabric-reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) systems to rehabilitate corrosion-damaged reinforced concrete (RC) beams. Seven large-scale RC beams were constructed and tested ...
  • Effectiveness of FRCM system in strengthening reinforced concrete beams 

    Ebead, Usama A.; Shrestha, Kshitij C.; Afzal, Muhammad S.; El Refai, Ahmed; Nanni, Antonio ( International Committee of the SCMT conferences , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    In this paper, experimental work has been reported to investigate the efficiency of fiber-reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) in enhancing the flexural capacity and deformational characteristics of reinforced concrete ...
  • Performance of FRCM strengthened RC beams subject to fatigue 

    Pino, Vanessa; Akbari Hadad, Houman; De Caso Y Basalo, Francisco; Nanni, Antonio; Ebead,Usama Ali; ... more authors ( International Committee of the SCMT conferences , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Fabric reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) is a relatively new material system recently developed for the repair, retrofit, and rehabilitation of reinforced concrete (RC) and masonry structures. Concrete structures such ...
  • Multi-tier method using infrared photography and GPR to detect and locate water leaks 

    Atef, Ahmed; Zayed, Tarek; Hawari, Alaa; Khader, Mohammad; Moselhi, Osama ( Elsevier , 2016 , Article Review)
    This paper presents newly developed method for detecting and locating leaks in water distribution networks utilizing two detection techniques; ground penetrating radar (GPR) and infrared photography (IR). The experimental ...
  • Characterization of lightly stabilized granular base materials using monotonic and cyclic load flexural testing 

    Paul, Dalim K.; Gnanendran, Carthigesu T. ( American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) , 2016 , Article)
    Lightly cementitiously stabilized granular materials are generally characterized by their tensile properties and this paper examines the use of monotonic and cyclic load flexural testing to determine the tensile characteristics ...
  • Improving signalised intersections performance for better built environment 

    Ghanim, Mohammad Shareef; Abu-Lebdeh, Ghassan ( Inderscience Publishers , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Traffic delays are still a significant part of the daily commutes in most urban areas despite significant investments in infrastructure. Policy, design and operational measures are usually taken to reduce emissions from ...
  • Genetic algorithm use for internally resonating lattice optimization: Case of a beam-like metastructure 

    Abdeljaber, Osama; Avci, Onur; Inman, Daniel J. ( Springer New York LLC , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Metamaterial inspired structures, or metastructures, are structural members that incorporate periodic or nonperiodic inserts. Recently, a new class of metastructures has been introduced which feature chiral lattice inserts. ...
  • Sewer Inspection Prioritization Using a Defect-Based Bayesian Belief Network Model 

    Elmasry,Mohamed; Zayed, Tarek; Hawari, Alaa ( American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    In order to successfully implement an asset management program, an accurate and reliable deterioration model for assets should be available. Deterioration models are considered as the basis for predicting and prioritizing ...
  • The effect of end bearings on the dynamic behavior of Floating-Slab tracks with discrete Slab Units 

    Hussein, Mohammed F.M.; A. Costa, Pedro ( International Institute of Acoustics and Vibrations , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Floating-slab tracks are known as one of the most effective means for reducing ground-borne vibration from railways. For such tracks, the rails are sitting on the top of a slab which is supported via resilient elements ...
  • Fatigue Behaviour of Lightly Stabilised Granular Materials from Flexural and Indirect Diametral Tensile Testing 

    Gnanendran, Carthigesu T.; Paul, Dalim K. ( American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    The fatigue characteristic of a lightly stabilized granular material under traffic loading is an important consideration for the design of a pavement containing such material. This paper presents the evaluation of fatigue ...
  • Automated detection of anomalies in sewer closed circuit television videos using proportional data modeling 

    Moradi, Saeed; Zayed, Tarek; Hawari, Alaa H. ( International Society for Trenchless Technology , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Sewer pipeline condition information is usually collected using closed circuit television (CCTV). Moreover, in order to evaluate the condition of pipeline, data should be processed by a certified operator, which is time ...
  • Discrete event simulation for sustainable batch production in food processing 

    Elmasry, Mohamed; Tarek, Fatma ( Dime University of Genoa , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    In a world faced with depleting resources and hazardous biodegradable food wastes, an efficient planning for the food processing operation is crucial to avoid the adverse potential impact of excess food production. This ...
  • Condition assessment of sewer pipelines using multi attribute utility theory (MAUT) 

    Kaddoura, Khalid; Zayed, Tarek; Hawari, Alaa H. ( International Society for Trenchless Technology , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Many municipalities rely on the interpretation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) inspection reports to arrive to a condition assessment grade for the inspected sewer pipelines. The grades stand as a key for decision ...

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